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Old 04-30-2019, 08:26 PM   #1
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French Creek-Utica, PA to Franklin, PA
When-Sunday May 5th
Where-
Utica Launch Site-
180 Railroad St. (also marked as 3rd St.)
Utica, PA 16362
GPS 41.438592, -79.955055

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Franklin-Franklin Boat Ramp (by Outdoor Allegheny River Services)
305 Elk St Franklin, PA 16323
GPS 41.380505, -79.820375

Time 10:30 am Utica launch site


We will be doing the shuttle a little different for this trip. Due to the small area at the Utica Boat Launch I am going to ask paddlers to drop of boats and nondrivers at the put-in. Then head down to the Franklin Take out and wait for rest of the group.
I will be the last vehicle to leave the Utica Launch and head to Franklin. Once I get to Franklin we will fit as many driver in to as few vehicles as we can and head back to Utica. If any one comes after I leave Utica we will ask you to leave your vehicle in Utica and we will get you back to your vehicle after the paddle.
I will have maps with directions from Utica to Franklin's boat ramp.
Because of the drop and go at the put in I am going to ask members to please text me or email me or post on the website if you are planning on attending.

French Creek is about an 11-mile flat water paddle with a nice current. There is one ledge drop that makes a nice short rapid at our lunch spot.
The recommended water level by the western pa canoe guide is 1.6ft up to 6.5ft at USGS gauge in Utica PA. The highest TCT has done the trip is 6ft in 2011.
Bring a pack lunch and dress according for the weather
If the water is to high I will redirect the paddle to the Mahoning River or Lake Newport.

Any questions call me at 330-766-3129
Mike Danko

Directions to Utica Boat Launch

Take the exit onto I-80 E toward New York

Take exit 19B to merge onto I-79 N toward Erie

Take exit 121 for US-62 toward Mercer/Franklin

Turn right onto US-62 N/Franklin Rd
Pass by Dairy Queen (on the left in 1.8 mi)

Turn left onto US-62 N (stay on 62 into Sandy Lake)

Continue onto PA-173 N/Sandy Lake New Lebanon Rd
Continue to follow PA-173 N
Turn right onto Georgetown Rd

Continue onto Raymilton Rd


Continue onto Academy St

Turn left onto Grant St

Turn right onto 3rd St

Turn left
Utica Boat Launch
3rd St, Utica, PA 16362
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:56 PM   #2
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Mike, I don't see a time posted. Did I miss it somewhere? Steve and I will attend.
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OOPs, I see it, sorry
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I put the wrong name down for the take out, but the right address.
The Correct Name is the Franklin Boat Ramp, next to Allegheny River Services

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Franklin-Franklin Boat Ramp (by Outdoor Allegheny River Services)
305 Elk St Franklin, PA 16323
GPS 41.380505, -79.820375
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The French Creek paddle is a great trip. Tom and I are planning on being there if the crick don't rise.

You won't want to miss this one!
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I plan to be there
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We are planning on coming.

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AWSOME and Thank you
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Iím planning to be there.
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Fred and I will be there!

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